28/08/2020 | Le Bureau Export Paris

Germany | Suzane nominated at 2020 ANCHOR Award

The ANCHOR – Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award has unveiled this year’s jury, as well as the nominees – amongst whom is featured French singer-songwriter Suzane. 

On Thursday 27 August, ANCHOR hold a press conference in Berlin that was also broadcasted in livestream. The press conference revealed the 5 internationally acclaimed artists composing 2020 jury alongside Jury President producer Tony Visconti:

  • Brody Dalle, Australian singer and band member of The Distillers & Spinnerette
  • Darcy Proper, American mastering engineer, 4-time Grammy Award Winner and 11-time Grammy Nominee
  • Markus Kavka, German moderator, journalist, writer and DJ
  • Melanie C, British singer-songwriter, dancer, actor and entrepreneur and band member The Spice Girls
  • Frank Dellé, German musician and band member Seeed

The press conference also discussed the importance of culture and more specifically music in eventful times with Hamburg’s Minister of Culture and Media Carten Brosda and President of the Music Business Association Dr. Portia Sabin.

In case you missed it, you can replay the ANCHOR press conference.

ANCHOR Awar: an accolade for the most promising emerging musicians

Established in 2016, the ANCHOR – Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award is an accolade for the most promising emerging musicians. Awarded every year in September at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany, ANCHOR serves as a guide for fans and the music industry in search of the best new music and as a jump start for the nominated artists’ international careers.

There are 6 nominees, including French act Suzane (Faubourg26 / 3ème Bureau / Wagram Music / W Spectacle).
The winner will be announced in September at the phygital edition of Reeperbahn Festival, where Suzane will give an on-site showcases on Saturday 19 September, 00:55 at Nochtspeicher.

Suzane: a committed artist

Suzane has already made waves in Germany – the German audience have experienced her show during the What the France Festival in Berlin. In 2019, Suzane was the most featured acts in French festivals. She had toured in Germany, as well as in Japan and China. Self-declared “a real-stories teller on an electronic background”, she offers a peculiar show merging her songs and her dancing skills. Trained as a classical dancer for 15 years, she now breaks the classical codes to present hectic dance moves conveying her committed texts. Through her songs, Suzane raises awareness on environmental issues (“Il est où le SAV?”), sexual harassment (“SLT”) or gender-fluidity (“Anouchka”).
A bold proposition awarded at the 2020 Victoire de la Musique – French equivalent of BRIT Awards, in the category “Best Breakthrough Live Act” (Révélation Scène) and now gathering international interest with this ANCHOR Award nomination.

Discover more about Suzane and her scenic approach in What the France Live Shot: